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Allen & Overy has established long-standing relationships in the Qatari market that date back to the 1970s, when the firm started advising on a number of natural resources projects that contributed to Qatar becoming the global oil & gas giant it is today.

With the 2030 Vision, Qatar has embarked on an ambitious national journey of human development and diversified economic growth which, with the commitment to host the 2022 World Cup, is set to act as a catalyst for the further development of the country. 

Led by Samer Eido, the Allen & Overy team in Qatar is fully aligned with the growth and development of the country, having opened a Doha office in February 2010 and secured a licence to practise from the Qatar Financial Centre. Our Doha-based team of seasoned partners and highly skilled lawyers - with both international and local experience - has achieved market-leading status for advising on matters relating to infrastructure projects and project finance, banking (Islamic and conventional), debt and equity capital markets, domestic and international M&A and joint ventures and asset management, as well as dispute resolution.  

Allen & Overy Qatar is active in both the private and public sectors and advise many of Qatar’s government-related institutions and private enterprises on a wide range of transactions across economic sectors.  Recognised as the pre-eminent firm in Qatar, Samer and the team are committed to offering clients local insights, access to global networks, and world-class, on-the-ground service in a range of languages including Arabic, French and English.  

Recognition for Allen & Overy Qatar 

  • “A first-class practice that is highly sought after for banking and finance and cross-border M&A transactions. Also prominent in capital markets and project finance work in the country. Acts for banks, investment groups, government entities and corporates”. CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2015 (QATAR CORPORATE/ COMMERCIAL)
  • “Allen & Overy LLP’s market-leading transactional practice attracts wide praise. The team has an impressive showing across corporate, banking and finance, capital markets, and projects matters.”  LEGAL 500 2015 (QATAR FOREIGN FIRMS)
  • "Allen & Overy has one of the country’s strongest transactional offerings, which is excellent in Islamic and conventional finance work and recognised for the depth of team it has on the ground in Doha”.  IFLR1000 2016 (QATAR)
  • “In Doha Allen & Overy is considered by a number of commentators – peers and clients – to be the leading international firm in the market.” IFLR1000 2014 (Qatar)
  • “Allen & Overy has a broader offering in Doha with greater strength in depth.” IFLR1000 2014 (Qatar)
  • “They have kept a good cadre on the ground. In terms of corporate, financial and capital markets work they are well staffed and probably more diverse in their capabilities than any other international firm here.”IFLR1000 2014 (Qatar)
  • “A good close-knit team that is proactive, responsive and willing to do the hours necessary.” Chambers Global 2014 (Qatar)
  • “Allen & Overy have built market share and reputation at a phenomenal rate.” IFLR 2013 (Qatar) 

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Doha office

Local time : 12:16 PM

Allen & Overy LLP – QFC Branch
23rd Floor, Tornado Tower
Al Funduq Street
West Bay
PO Box 24205
Telephone Number+974 4419 4444
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Directions :

Tornado Tower is located in the West Bay area of Doha at the intersection of Al Funduq Street and Majlis Al Taawon Street, near the Sheraton traffic signal and across from the Ministry of Business and Trade.

Directions from the airport:

From the Corniche, make a U-turn at the Sheraton traffic signal and then take the first turn. Proceed a short distance and then take the first left turn. Tornado Tower will be located on the right hand side.
Journey time from the airport is approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic.




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